Category Archives: Dr. Ron Paul

Central Planning By The Fed is a Total Failure…END THE FED!

The economy is not a machine, and the Fed is not a mechanic. Terms like an “overheating” economy,” and “stepping on the gas,” or “slamming on the brakes,” are all nonsense. The idea that that anyone is capable of “running the economy” is a pure

Why Did An American Hit Squad Kill Politicians In Yemen?

The United Arab Emirates hired a US-based private military contractor company run by an Israeli-American to provide American military-trained special forces to assassinate members of a Yemeni political party. What’s wrong with this picture?

The Corporatist War On Free Speech – Are We A Nation Of Sheep?

The attacks on free speech are not coming from uniformed government officials shutting down newspapers. But that doesn’t mean they are not coming from the government. How are “social media” companies and government working together to turn us into a nation of sheep?

With Nikki Haley Gone, Will Palestinians Get a Better Deal?

Nikki Haley was among the most outspokenly pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian US diplomat in history. She took Washington’s previous policy of unwaveringly backing Israel at the UN to a whole new level. With Nikki gone, will US policy become more even-handed in the Middle East?

Saudis Threaten Trump: ‘You Want $400 Oil?’

President Trump’s threat of “severe” repercussions if the Saudis are found to have killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi were met with more threats from the Saudi side, including from a media figure close to the royal family who warned of high oil prices and a shift

Trump Takes On The “Crazy” Fed. Will It Make A Difference?

The Fed created what Presidential Candidate Trump accurately described as a “big, fat, ugly bubble.” Curiously, as President, Trump re-branded the ugly bubble as ‘the greatest economy in American history.’ But now that the bubble is losing air, the President is flipping back to calling

The Real Reason We Should Break With The Saudis

The disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey has led to a global outcry against the Saudi government and particularly against crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman. The Senate has sent a letter to President Trump demanding US action. There is a very good reason to

‘Operation Endless War’? 17 Years In Afghanistan

Yesterday marked the 17th year of what they called “Operation Enduring Freedom,” the invasion of Afghanistan. But the longest war in US history has not produced freedom. It has only been enduring. It’s a slow-motion lost cause, but Washington keeps pumping money and military in.

Sanders Is Mistaken: The Size of Government Needs To Be Capped

Senator Bernie Sanders wants to cap the amount of assets that big financial institutions hold. But how does Sanders, or government, or anyone know how big a company should be? Such laws would be totally arbitrary, would not prevent financial crises and bailouts, and would

UN Rules Against US On Iran Sanctions; Pompeo Vows More Sanctions

The International Court of Justice, a UN body tasked with settling disputes, has ruled that parts of new US sanctions on Iran are illegal. Specifically, sanctions on humanitarian items, food, and spare parts for civil aviation. Washington has condemned the unanimous ruling and vows to

Trump To Saudi King: Pay Up For US Military Protection!

Annoyed that the Saudis refuse to increase oil production, President Trump yesterday threatened Saudi Arabia that US military protection could be withdrawn and that the Saudi regime wouldn’t last without it. Is the US military a mercenary force? And what’s really behind spiking oil prices?

The Militarization Of The US/China Trade War

As often happens, the US trade war with China is heating up and spilling over to the military realm. Recent skirmishes in the South China Sea are just part of the increasing militarization of the dispute. How hot will the dispute get? Is there anyone

Blockading Russia? US Interior Secretary’s Dangerous Threat

The US Secretary of the Interior told an audience in Pennsylvania recently that one option open to the US to slow Russian energy exports is a naval blockade. The Russian senate replied by stating the obvious: such a move would be an act of war.

Will Congress Finally Pull The Plug On Brutal Yemen War?

After three years of US-supported Saudi and United Arab Emirates war on Yemen – with thousands of civilians dead and millions facing starvation – some Members of Congress are looking to curb US facilitation of the genocide. Will new measures taken in Congress result in

China’s ‘Digital Dictatorship’…And Ours

China’s “social credit” system purports to rank citizens according to their behavior, trustworthiness, and adherence to the law. Political dissent results in a lower “social credit” score and a reduction in privileges. The system is enforced by hundreds of millions of cameras throughout the country

Republicans’ Responsibility for Socialism’s Comeback

According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos survey, 70 percent of Americans, including about 50 percent of Republicans, support Medicare for all, the latest incarnation of single-payer health care. Republican support for a health plan labeled “Medicare for all” is not surprising considering that Republican politicians support

‘Fort Trump’…In Poland?

The Polish president was in town this week and he brought with him a proposal for a permanent US military base on his country’s territory. He said Poland would contribute two billion dollars toward the project and even joked that he’d call it “Fort Trump.”

Russian Plane Shot Down Near Syria – Who’s At Fault?

Yesterday’s Israeli attack on Syria has resulted in the shoot-down of a Russian surveillance plane, perhaps inadvertently by the Syrians. The attack came on the same day as a Russian/Turk agreement on deconfliction in Idlib. Are these related? Will matters escalate

Socialism & Mass Migration: Prescription For Disaster

Once Socialism is adopted, it’s only a matter of time until the mass migrations begin in search for greater freedom. No one is building a do-it-yourself boat to sail to one of the few Socialist countries that remain. People are however, always trying to escape,

Ron Paul Education

H/T Ryan Dawson These kids even with some stupid questions did a way better job than the MSM and Paul was actually allowed to talk rather than being forced to squish everything into sound bites. I hope these kids got some learning done. It’s not

Pompeo Green-Lights More Saudi Slaughter In Yemen

On the day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified that the Saudi-UAE coalition was doing everything possible to avoid civilian casualties in its war on Yemen, the Saudis hit another civilian bus, killing at least 15. Last month the Saudis attacked another civilian bus killing

Why Do The Palestinians Get Ripped Off?

This week’s announcement by the Trump Administration that the PLO office in Washington would be closed as a punishment to the Palestinians is another in a recent series of Washington moves against the Palestinians – while claiming the mantle of “honest broker.” Is the US

What We Haven’t Learned Since 9/11

Seventeen years after the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, the US has spent an estimated $5.6 trillion fighting a “war on terror.” Yet the perpetrators of 9/11 – al-Qaeda – are, according to a recent LA Times Article, stronger than ever. At home

More War Lies? ‘Anonymous Sources’ Claim Assad About To Use Gas

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that anonymous US Administration sources have secret intelligence showing that Syrian President Assad has given the order to use chlorine gas in Idlib province. Does this sound a little like the “anonymous sources” and “secret intelligence” used to lie

Inflation In Iran: Will Gold Come To The Rescue?

Iranian monetary policies, coupled with crippling U.S. sanctions, have caused a massive fall in the Iranian rial. Some Iranians are using gold to pay their rent, along with other financial transactions. Real money like gold always makes its return, but must we constantly wait for

‘Steady State’ Or Deep State? New York Times’ Hate-Driven Coup

The New York Times has published an explosive – but anonymous – op-ed purportedly written by a “senior official” in the Trump Administration outlining how his fellow officials are working night and day to thwart the US President’s agenda. Is this a coup? See Also:

The Battle For Idlib: Al-Qaeda’s Last Stand In Syria?

Washington is warning the Syrian government against a final assault on rebel-held Idlib province, but President Trump’s own envoy has admitted that the province is controlled by al-Qaeda. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley meanwhile claims a gas attack is coming and she knows

The Fed Has Created Stagnant Wages In An Age of Plenty

For the vast majority of people, wages have been stagnant since the 1970’s. What happened in 1971? Well, that was the year that the U.S. dropped what was left of the gold standard. The major beneficiaries of that fateful decision have been the politically-connected and

The Torture Of Assange: A Blight On The US Justice System

Wikileaks founder and chief editor Julian Assange has been in solitary confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy for more than six years. Though the original charges have been dropped against him, he remains in the Embassy for fear of being extradited to the US for prosecution.

South Korea Seeks Peace With North: Will US Sanction Seoul?

President Trump’s resident neocons, chiefly Mike Pompeo at State and National Security Advisor John Bolton, are determined to scuttle any moves toward peace with North Korea. With this week’s cancellation of a Pompeo trip to Pyongyang, will they succeed in derailing Trump’s big peace initiative?

End The Fed – or Face The Consequences

It doesn’t matter which stage of life you happen to be in, the Fed is ripping you off. Being forced to use a currency that is perpetually losing value, until it loses all value is a terrible deal. Money must return to its rightful place

Media & War! Daniel McAdams Opens the Ron Paul Institute Washington Conference

Why does the US mainstream media collude with the government to promote pointless wars? Why are government and “Big Social Media” colluding to destroy alternative and antiwar viewpoints? RPI Director Daniel McAdams opens this year’s Ron Paul Institute Washington Conference. This segment also includes remarks

Afghan War A ‘Total Failure’ – Should We ‘Privatize’ It?

After 17 years of fighting, the US continues to lose the war in slow motion. Each year the Taliban gains ground. Meanwhile the US spends billions of dollars, kills untold numbers of civilians, and makes negative progress. Blackwater founder Erik Prince wants the US to

Beware: Debt Is Our Nemesis

Back in the 1990’s, global debt was $40 Trillion. Today it’s at an astounding $250 Trillion! The dishonest monetary system is a massive bubble looking for a pin. The ideas in favor of sound money are more important now than ever before.

Why Does Facebook Use NATO To Help Censor Users?

Facebook has “hired” the Atlantic Council – a NATO, US government, and foreign funded “think tank” to determine whether posts or members are authentic or whether they are “agents of a foreign power.” How is it possible that US government’s directly funded entities are collaborating

Chicago’s Violence Is Out-of-Control: Who’s At Fault?

Violence in Chicago has been a problem for some time now. But it’s now out-of-control with 74 people shot last week! The people committing the violence are responsible, but how has government helped to foster such an environment?

Shocker: AP Reports On US/Al-Qaeda Coalition In Yemen

A blockbuster new investigative report on mainstream news outlet AP uncovers the disturbing fact that the US is in a de facto coalition in Yemen with al-Qaeda — who we have been told for 17 plus years are our arch-enemy. What’s going on here?

Assad Wins: Voting With Their Feet, Syrians Come Home

The liberation of southwest Syria from ISIS and al-Qaeda is complete. The “experts” were wrong. Many rebels surrendered or joined up with the Syrian army. After seven years of outside-funded “regime change” and unimaginable destruction, the country begins to recover. Will any lessons be learned

‘President’ Pompeo? Neocons Nix Trump/Rouhani Meeting

No sooner did President Trump announce that he would meet his Iranian counterpart “without conditions” than his Secretary of State began putting out conditions for such a meeting. The Iranians, unsurprisingly, backed off. Is Trump in control?

Weekly Update – Trump’s Tweets End the Myth of Fed Independence

President Trump’s recent Tweets expressing displeasure with the Federal Reserve’s (minor) interest rate increases led to accusations that President Trump is undermining the Federal Reserve’s independence. But, the critics ignore the fact that Federal Reserve “independence” is one of the great myths of American politics.

Perpetual War For Perpetual Greed – US Threatens Iran (Again)

Numerous press reports over the weekend suggest that the Trump Administration may launch an attack on Iran within the next month. They are allegedly going to target Iranian nuclear facilities – but our own CIA – as well as the IAEA – has confirmed that

Inflationary Depression Coming: Who Will Trump Blame?

While campaigning for president, Donald Trump accurately said that American markets were a big, fat bubble. He was correct, and that same bubble has not burst, but has gotten even bigger! When the inevitable bust arrives, who will President Trump blame?